Indian Journalists union


Odisha Union report:
The Odisha Journalists Union(OJU) organized its annual summit and third congregation at Jaydev Bhavan on August 17,2013. More than 700 working journalists from all the districts of the state had attended the meeting presided over by the organisation’s State President Mr. Prabhat Kumar Dash.

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Sikkim NEC Report

The Indian Journalist Union (IJU) has decided to launch a nationwide struggle to secure notified wages and protection to journalists and legal status to electronic media journalists. National Executive Committee (NED) of IJU which met in Chintan Bhavan Gangtok, on Sikkim on 6-7 November 2012 resolved to take the fight for implementation of Justice Majithia Wage Board to the National Capital.

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Patna NEC Report

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of The Indian Journalist Union (IJU) met at Patna, the State capital of Bihar on 13th May 2012. It was hosted by the Bihar Working Journalists Union (BWJU). The meeting was held at Seminar Hall of the A N Sinha Institutes of Social Studies. S N Sinha president of IJU was in the chair. Besides the NEC mambers, the representatives of 12 Unions attended the meeting.

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Plenary Presidential Address

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this, the seventh, plenary session of the Indian Journalists Union, which is being held in what surely are extraordinary times, when restive peoples with democratic urges are agitating all around the globe. Suffering from the effects of the financial crisis caused by unregulated and uncontrolled operations of global finance capital

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Souvenir 2011 – Struggles Ahead

Though belatedly, the Union Government has at last notified the Majithia Wage Board’s recommendations, which have been challenged in the Supreme Court by the employers and their organisations. It is unfortunate that the Government unnecessarily delayed this notification and

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IJU – IFJ Congress Letter

Our union is vitally interested in further strengthening and deepening our relations with the IFJ and could, therefore, consider hosting the Congress in India, We, however, are hesitating to make an offer straightaway because the months of June and July are terribly hot in this country and the delegates to the Congress may not find it convenient to visit India in that part of the year.

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Indian Journalist Union Response on Wage Board Debate

There is nothing new about the campaign of newspaper owners as published in Times of India dated June 2, 4 and 6 June 2011 against the awards of the Wage Boards for journalists and non-journalist employees even before they are notified by the Government.

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Anomaly in The Extension of Travel Concession to Mandal Correspondents in Andhra Pradesh

The Indian Journaists Union (IJU), the premier and representative organization of working journalists in the country, highly appreciates the travel concessions extended to the accredited working journalists and their families by the Indian Railways. We regret, however, that these concessions are not being allowed to a significant number of accredited journalists in Andhra Pradesh.

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Congman Attacks Scribe at Meghalaya Assembly

A Congress lawmaker today assaulted a photojournalist inside the Meghalaya Assembly premises for taking a picture of the legislator dozing during a session.

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The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) Deeply Mourns the Demise of Its Founder Secretary-General and Veteran Journalist Com. Kalyan Choudhury

The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) deeply mourns the demise of its founder Secretary-General and veteran journalist Com. Kalyan Choudhury. A respected journalist and leader of the Indian Journalists Association (IJA), Kalyan Choudhury was one of the founder leaders of the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and was elected as Secretary-General at its founding Conference at Ranchi in 1990.

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Letter From The President – International Federation of Journalists

I am delighted to be able to congratulate you and the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) on behalf of the IFJ and its unions worldwide, on your 7th Plenary Session, which you will be holding in Hyderabad in the next few days.

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Assault on a Photo-Journalist by an MLA in The Meghalaya Assembly Premises – Suo Motto Action Sought – Regarding.

The Indian Journalists Union (IJU), the premier organisation of working journalists in the country, would like to bring to your kind notice the incident in which a Congress MLA Mr. Founder Strong Cajee assaulted a photo-journalist Mr. Walton Lyttan, a photo journalists working with a Guwahati based News Photo Agency on 19th March 2012.

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The Major Problems and Difficulties Faced by The Spouses of Accredited Journalists

The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) greatly appreciates the fresh initiatives taken by the Indian Railways during the past two years to further extend the travel concessions to the accredited working journalists in the country.

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December 6-7, 2007: Meeting of the National Executive Committee, Ambaji (Gujarat)

The meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Indian Journalists Union, held at Ambaji (Gujarat) on Dec. 6-7, 2007. Views with serious concern the dilatory tactics being employed by Union Labour Ministry mandarins in dealing with and deciding/ settling the matters relating to the working of the Wage Boards for Working Journalists and Non-journalist Newspaper and News Agency Employees.

March 24 and 25, 2007: Meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to be held in Puducherry

A two-day meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) was held a Puducherry March 24 and 25, 2007. The meeting was inaugurated by Mr R. Radhakrishnan, Speaker of the Puducherry Legislative Assembly, who lauded the role played by the journalists in the society and assured them of his full support for their cause. IJU President Suresh Akhouri presided. Member of parliament Mr. M. Ramadoss also addressed the meeting.

February 9-11, 2007: Indian Journalists Union plenary to be held in Sirsa

This plenary session of the IJU, being held at Sirsa on February 9-11, 2007, views with deep anguish the failure of both the Union and State governments to help improve the working and service conditions of working journalists by just enforcing the laws of the land. Repeated appeals by our union to enforce the awards of the Manisana Singh Wage Boards have fallen on deaf ears.

August 21-22, 2005: IJU National Executive Committee Meeting, Ahmedabad, Gujrat

The National Executive Committee of the Indian Journalist Union (IJU), which met at Ahmedabad on August 21-22, 2005, reiterated the demand for the constitution of a fresh Wage Board to review, revise the salaries and other emoluments of working journalists and other newspaper and News agency employees. The meeting urged the Government to honour its commitment without any further ado and decided to launch an agitation jointly with other newspaper employee organisations to secure the demand.

March 9, 2003: Bihar Working Journalists Meeting

Bihar Working Journalists Union held a state level conference on March 9, at Patna. Chief Minister Rabri Devi inagurated the conference. IJU President Suresh Akhouri and RJD Chief Laloo Prasad Yadav addressed the conference. Several leading Journalists were felicitated on the ocassion. A seminar was also organised on that occasion. The topic was “Role of Media in the development of Bihar”.

October 10, 2002: Journalists Union of Meghalaya Meeting

On October 10, 2002, IJU President addressed a meeting of Journalists Union of Meghalaya (JUM) at Shillong. Mr. D. L. Siangshai, JUM President presided. The participant complained that neither the employers nor the state government was enforcing any labour law of the country in the state. A memorandum was also submitted to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, regarding the demands and grievances.

October 8, 2002: Journalists Union of Assam Seminar

On October 8, 2002, Journalists Union of Assam (JUA) held a seminar at Guwahati on “The problems of North East and the role of Media”. It was inaugurated by Mr. Prithvi Majhi, Speaker Assam assembly and addressed by Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy, IJU President Akhouri, Secretary Geetartha PAthak and JUA General Secretary Sukhendu Bhattacharya. All the Speakers called upon the press to highlight the problems of people of North East.

September 22-24, 2002: IFJ Workshop at Kathmandu

International Federation of Journalists organized a workshop at Kathmandu in Nepal from September 22-24, 2002, on “Building Union capacity for Human rights and conflict reporting in South Asia”. Mr. Gouri Shankar Acharya, Vice-President IJU and Mr. D. Amar, President (APUWJ) attended the workshop on behalf of IJU. The workshop adopted a plan of action for journalists and media organisations in South Asia.

September 18, 2002: 30th State Conference of APUWJ at Ongole

The two-day conference held on September 14 and 15 presided over by APUWJ President D. Amar. Both Com. Amar and the newly elected General Secretary of APUWJ, A. Anjaneyulu explained in details the problems faced by the journalists in the State.

Inagurating the 30th State Conference of APUWJ at Ongole on September 14, 2002, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandarbabu Naidu strongly supported the IJU’s stand against allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the print media. He was responding to an appeal made earlier by IJU President Suresh Akhouri for his support to the Union’s demand for the withdrawal of the Union Government move to allow FDI in the print media since it would go against the national interest.

August 31, 2002: Sixth State Conference of the Tamil Nadu Union of Journalists

On August 31, 2002 the Tamil Nadu Union of Journalists (TUJ) held its sixth State conference at Rajaji hal in Chennai. The one day conference was presided over by Mr. D. S. Ravindra Doss, President TUJ. The conference was also addressed by Tamil Nadu assembly speaker Mr. Kalimuthu, state information minister Mr. K. K. Balasubrayanain and Mr. D. Raja, Secretary Communist Party of India. IJU Vice-President Gouri Shankar Acharaya, Secretary Madan Singh and NEC member Prem Nath Bhargava also addressed the conference. Mr. Ganga Sagar Rai (IJU NEC member) and Bihar Working Journalists Union General Secretary Amar Mohan Prasad also attended the conference.

Addressing the conference IJU President Suresh Akhouri expressed concern over non implementation of the wage board awards in many states and regretted that most state governments had failed to set-up tripartite committees to monitor the implementation of the awards. Thus, he said it was making it incumbent upon the IJU to launch struggle for the implementation of the awards in these states.